EU announces ‘breakthrough’ on trade with China



Deutsche Welle

China has vowed at a summit with the EU not to make companies share intellectual property. The talks marked a significant shift for Beijing amid growing concerns about China’s influence in Europe.

The European Union and China pledged to strengthen their trade relationship and work towards opening up China’s economy for foreign investors at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday.

The annual summit comes a month after the European Commission branded Beijing a “systemic rival” over what they said were unfair trade practices, and amid an ongoing US trade war with China.

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